2 arrested for insulting Agong, threatening PM

INSPECTOR-GENERAL of Police Razarudin Husain said two men were arrested in Kelantan for allegedly insulting the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and threatening the prime minister on social media.

He said the men were both locals, aged 37 and 34.

The first man was arrested in Kota Baru on Sunday for being the suspected owner or handler of the Facebook account “Che Mat Cik Po”, which posted a seditious comment that caused hate or disloyalty towards the royalty, he said, adding that the man has been remanded for four days from yesterday for further investigation.

Razarudin said the second man was arrested today at Jalan Padang Tembak, Kota Baru on suspicion of being the owner or handler of the TikTok account @jaiadani89, which posted criminal threats against Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim, adding that the suspect has been remanded for three days from November 28 to 30.

Both cases are being investigated by the Classified Crimes Unit of the Bukit Aman Criminal Investigations Department, with the first case being under section 4(1) of the Sedition Act 1984 and section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1988, while the second case is under section 507 of the penal code and section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1988.

Razarudin also reminded the public to avoid speculations that could disrupt investigations and also to be more conscious about commenting on sensitive issues involving public order and national security on social media. – Bernama, November 28, 2023.

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